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October 31st, 2018 SA Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has received two Kochon prizes for his role and political leadership in the global fight against tuberculosis. Established in 2006, the Kochon Prize is awarded annually to individuals or organisations that...

October 24th, 2018 More than one in four South African children under the age of five are stunted. The Times reports that this is according to South Africa’s First Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe, who said: “This is really a national challenge… If our children are...

October 24th, 2018 South African HIV scientist Professor Linda-Gail Bekker has been awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights at a conference in Madrid, Spain, reports Health-e News. Named in honour of anti-apartheid cleric...

October 10th, 2018 Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, known as "Doctor Miracle" for his ability to repair through reconstructive surgery the horrific damage inflicted on women who have been raped, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize along with another...

October 3rd, 2018 Medical and healthcare scientists performed well in this year's annual  National Research Foundation (NRF) awards. The Research Excellence Award for Next Generation Researchers went to Natalie Benjamin-Damons, department of physiotherapy,...

September 26th, 2018 A South Sudanese doctor, who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics, has won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award. News24 reports that Evan Atar Adaha's Maban...

June 27th, 2018 South African HIV/Aids experts are again at the forefront of the international fight against the disease, reports City Press. Last week, Kevin Osborne and Keletso Makofane, were appointed to lead the world’s largest and most powerful association...

June 27th, 2018 Generics and Biosimilar Manufacturers of SA (GBMSA) has announced the election of Lorraine Keyser as their new chair, the first woman to have been elected chair of the organisation since its inception 41 years ago. Keyser, who is currently...

April 11th, 2018 What do you do if you're in the middle of nowhere and you have a heart attack? According to a Live Science report, if you're a nurse alone in Western Australia, apparently the answer is, save your own life, damn it. A case report tells the...
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